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Iran urges UN to do more to end Yemen war

The Iranian foreign minister’s senior advisor for special political affairs has called on the UN and the international community to stop the war and lift the inhumane siege on Yemen.

Powerful quake jolts Iran’s Kerman Province

A 5.01-magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon rocked parts of Iran’s Kerman Province.

US says has many scenarios for ‘Russian invasion’ of Ukraine

Washington has prepared 18 response scenarios in case Russia decides to invade Ukraine as the West fears it might do, Under-Secretary of State Victoria Nuland claims.

Iran minister: Economic deals with China to be finalized soon

Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ehsan Khandouzi on Saturday announced that the country’s economic contracts with China will be finalized soon.

Iranian police crackdown on thugs in Tehran

Police in the Iranian capital Tehran have raided a number of places that are notoriously the haunts of thugs as part of a crackdown on those who harass citizens.

US Secret Service taking Iran Trump threats seriously

The US Secret Service continues to track and monitor threats of vengeance against former President Donald Trump, who ordered the assassination of Iran’s top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

Heavy fog descends in Iran’s Khuzestan province

Reports say some cities across the southern Iranian province of Khuzestan have been shrouded in a thick blanket of fog that has reduced horizontal visibility to less than 50 meters.

Iran annual petrochemical production capacity to hit 100m tons

The head of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) says the country’s petrochemical production capacity will rise to 100 million tons annually by the end of next Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2023).

US base in Iraq comes under drone attack

An airbase housing US military forces and aircraft near the Iraqi capital Baghdad has come under a drone attack. Air raids on positions of American troops in the Arab country are on the rise.

US says working on laser weapons in ME, citing Iran activity

The US Navy is working on laser weapons in the Middle East to counteract a significant upsurge in Iran's deployment and use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the region, top Central Command (CENTCOM) naval officer and US Fifth Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Brad Cooper says.

‘Implementation of Tehran-Beijing accord major achievement of FM’s China visit’

The Iranian Ambassador to China says one of the most important achievements of Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian's visit to Beijing is implementing Iran-China 25-year Cooperation Program.

Oil minister promises good news on Iran-Russia energy cooperation

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji on Saturday said Tehran and Moscow have held talks on bilateral cooperation in different areas of the economic sector, promising good news on the two countries’ cooperation in the energy sector.

Iran Covid: 18 deaths over 24 hours

The number of Covid deaths in Iran has hit its lowest level since the pandemic spilled over into the country from abroad some two years ago.

‘Iran, Saudi Arabia preparing to reopen embassies’

An Iranian member of parliament says Iran and Saudi Arabia are preparing to reopen their embassies in their capitals.

World Cup qualifiers played by Iran open to spectators

Soccer fans in Iran can now go to stadiums to watch World Cup qualifiers played by Iran’s National Team.

Iran Presence at high seas geared to ensuring security: Top Cmdr.

Iran’s Army Navy chief says the country’s presence in the high seas is aimed at ensuring security and sending a message of peace and friendship.

Yemen: Detained UAE vessel was carrying weapons

Yemen's National Salvation Government has reiterated that an Emirati vessel its naval forces detained recently was carrying weapons.

Official: Smuggled Iran fuel fetches UAE over $20bn annually

An Iranian official says the fuel smuggled from Iran to the United Arab Emirates is used for bunkering vessels, earning the Arab state more than $20 billion per year.

White House says prefers diplomacy with Iran

The White House spokeswoman says the United States prefers diplomacy with Tehran in dealing with the Iran nuclear deal, but if that fails, Washington is willing to consider other options. Jen Psaki also said there has been progress in Vienna talks.

Heavy rain, snow cause damage in several areas across Iran

Extreme weather conditions have caused havoc in several areas across Iran.

Iran envoy seeks ending suspension of UN voting right

Iran's envoy to the United Nations says he expects that the suspension of Tehran's right to vote in the world body will be lifted soon.

Source: Parties bridge many differences in Vienna talks

An informed source has said that diplomats in Vienna have bridged many of their differences in the sanctions removal negotiations and that delegations of Iran and the P4+1 group are now discussing how to implement and sequence a possible agreement.

Heavy downpour triggers flooding in western Iran, causing damage

Torrential rain has triggered flooding in areas in western Iranian Ilam province, inflicting damage on the local infrastructure.

Film stars back Emma Watson on Palestinian solidarity post

More than 40 film stars including Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Gael García Bernal and Viggo Mortensen, have backed Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, after her post on social media in solidarity with Palestinians angered the Zionist regime officials.

‘Iran, Syria discussed activating strategic economic cooperation deal’

The Syrian economy minister says he recently exchanged views with Iran’s minister of roads and urban development on ways to operationalize the long-term strategic economic cooperation deal inked in 2019.

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